Being a vegan can be hard, thankless work—extended family members rarely understand, many restaurants don't accommodate you, and cows still try to devour you every chance they get. Today's Groupon proves vegan eating can be stylish, sexy, and delicious: for $15, you get an assortment of eight gluten-free and vegan cupcakes and bars at Pure NRG in Berkley. Groupon holders can opt to redeem their Groupon in-store or order their baked goods online ($6 shipping fee not covered by Groupon).
Pure NRG founder Robyn Milewski liberates healthful snackers from the tyranny of overprocessed pastries by baking tasty treats using only organic, vegan ingredients and no gluten or added sugar. Log onto the online patisserie to arrange for the pickup or delivery of bars and cupcakes assembled from brown-rice and tapioca flours, chia seeds, hemp protein, and free-range icing. Blueberry bars swathe tongues in a new hue as they energize insides with a high-fiber, antioxidant-rich pump, and half-pint mason jars ensure vanilla cupcakes arrive to any birthday or Shriner block party with their gooey dollops of chocolate-coconut frosting intact. The mocha-java protein bar makes for a tastier morning alternative to a toasted alarm clock, and a cinnamon-coffee-cake bar provides a heart-healthier alternative to the classic, crumbly day starter.